Civics Education Tools in Celebration of Constitution Day
The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the Civics Renewal Network’s website, teachers will find the best resources of these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.
Plus: In 2016 thousands of students and teachers across the nation joined the Civics Renewal Network in taking the Preamble Challenge to celebrate Constitution Day. This year the Civics Renewal Network is offering to educators who sign up its freePreamble Challenge Teacher Toolkit, withstep-by-step instructions on how to put together a Preamble Challenge in their school, library, or community to celebrate Constitution Day on September 18. The toolkit provides activities, lessons, and other ways to share the work of students and be part of this national celebration.
Facing History and Ourselves is exploring “What Makes Democracy Work?”in conversations with people whose insights from history, politics, literature, and civic life help us consider what it takes to sustain democracy in our societies today.
For social studies educators who want to actively engage their students in learning about government, law, economics, or citizenship, The Civic Mirror created by Action-Ed Learning Resources, brings these subjects to life both in class and online.
What So Proudly We Hail (WSPWH) provides free resources and lesson plans to language arts and social studies teachers, demonstrating how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civics education.